I travel a lot and there is always the question of how to get to the airport, should I leave my car there or take a cab. The question of whether I will ask a friend to drive me to the airport if I have a 7 am flight is always a difficult question to answer.
I’ve found that there are a number of places where you can leave your car nearby airports that can make airport parking quite easy. They will shuttle you over to the airport after you park and get you when you return.
For instance, if you are going to Fort Lauderdale Airport there is the Airport Park N Go which is 1.2 miles from the airport. They offer free transportation and luggage assistance to and from the terminals. Another option is Continental Airport Parking which is very close to the airport. A third option is Airport Park N Go and a fourth is Park N Fly. There is also the Sheraton Hotel which has some parking ideas.
They also have a shared-ride service for $15.00 at Fort Lauderdale, Miami International, and West Palm Beach airports where approximately four people are sharing a car. Depending on the other passengers and the order which you are in, it can be up to two hours when you’ll get home. Still, this can be a good way to go and it is convenient and right at the terminal.
When you leave your car at a designated place for airport parking nearby, some places have covered parking and outdoor options and the prices differ so it is good to check and compare and decide for yourself what works best for your budget. You can also decide on whether or not you want to use the economy parking at the airport. For instance, Albany airport has an inexpensive economy parking lot. In certain areas, you want to check the lighting in the parking lots, how often the shuttle runs, and if you get assistance with luggage or not.
Additionally, some car rental or even car repairs centers will make an arrangement for parking so that is another thing to investigate when you are looking for a place to park and save a little money. Usually, parking for a week will have a discount price so always enquire about that.
Now I no longer feel awkward asking someone for a ride for an early morning or late flight because the airport parking options are much very convenient. You can find these around most airports.